Best Easter Recipe Ideas

Easter dinner ideas from classic glazed ham to carrot cake

April 18, 2019
Easter Dinner Table Setting
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We’ve taste-tested more Easter recipes! All on one page, browse our best Easter dinner recipe ideas—Easter hams and lambs, deviled egg appetizers, seasonal sides (from asparagus salad to carrot puff), colorful soups, Easter breads and hot cross buns, and delicious Easter desserts (from carrot cake to lovely lemon pie). You’ll also find egg-cellent Easter brunch ideas!

Did you know that ​Easter is called a “moveable feast”? This is because the date of Easter can change by up to a month. See our “When is Easter” page to learn how the date is determined.

Easter Menu

Select from our menu options below. Think spring—yellows, bright orange, light green, and pretty pinks!

Easter Starters

Deviled Eggs
Classic Deviled Eggs | Photo Credit: Elena Shashkina/Shutterstock

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Easter Soups

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Or, Easter Salads

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Easter Main Dishes

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Easter Side Dishes

Carrot puff or souffle

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Easter Breads

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Lambropsomo | Photo Credit: Pasta/Shutterstock

Easter Desserts

The only thing better than Easter dinner is the dessert that comes after it! Here are a few of our favorite Easter dessert recipes.

Best Ever Carrot Cake for Easter Dessert

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Easter Brunch Recipes

Eggs are a symbol of fertility and spring renewal across many cultures. Here are a few egg-cellent Easter brunch ideas.

Asparagus frittata
Asparagus Frittata | Photo Credit: zi3000/Shutterstock

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Yogurt-Berry Parfaits With Granola

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Dyeing Easter Eggs

To make easy (and edible) Easter decorations, consider dyeing eggs with ingredients from the pantry!

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If you make any of these Easter recipes, let us know how they turn out! Happy Easter!

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Carrot Puff

I am so thrilled to get this carrot recipe. I haven't baked it yet but will be trying it soon. Thank you!